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Durham University

Study

Hunt Scholarship


We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Hunt Scholarship generously supported by Durham Alumnus and former Netflix CPO, Dr Neil Hunt. The Hunt Scholarship will provide £4,000 per year for the duration of the recipients Computer Science Programme.
  • have a household income below £42,875 (as determined by Student Finance England)
  • and/or
  • be the first generation in your immediate family to attend University
  • be from a background currently underrepresented in Computer Science

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

Applicants for programmes commencing in 2020/21

Programmes

All Computer Science programmes - applicants reading Natural Sciences, with a significant proportion of their modules in Computer Science, may also apply

£4,000 per academic year

Duration

The duration of their programme at Durham University subject to adherence to terms and conditions

Number of awards available

1

Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline of 28th February 2020
  • Stage 2:

Submit by 28th February 2020

    • a scholarship application including a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words, which should; explain your interest in studying Computer Science at Durham University; evidence any academic or extra-cirricular activity that demonstrates your passion and potential within the field of Computer Science: describe any barriers you currently face and explain how the Hunt Scholarship would make a difference to you.
    • a character reference from one of your teachers in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to scholarship.application@durham.ac.uk Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position, contact details and your full name.
    • a copy of your Student Finance England assessment letter detailing your maintenance loan entitlement to be sent by email to scholarship.application@durham.ac.uk . (If you are waiting for confirmation of your entitlement please submit your scholarship application and forward details of your assessment letter as soon as you can)

Applications accepted from

15 January 2020

Application deadline

28th February 2020

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application by:

30th April 2020

  • All eligible applications for the Hunt Scholarship will be considered on the basis of their personal statement, reference and academic status.
  • Other scholarship awards may also be taken into account when considering the allocation of the scholarship.
  • The University may use additional datasets to identify applicants who come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprevation.

For further information or advice:

Email: scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk
The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at scholarships.advice@durham.ac.